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Appiah Names 26-Man World Cup Roster

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has a mix of youth and veterans in his roster that he will have to cut down prior to his match against South Korea at Sun Life Stadium on June 9.

Forward Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari are the senior players on this side as they are the only two that have played in three consecutive World Cups and will lead the charge against Germany, Portugal and the United States. They will also be accompanied by former AC Milan and current Schalke 04 man Kevin-Prince Boateng and Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah.

There is also a young group of players that are coming into the Black Star fray in youngsters like Olympique Marseille's Jordan Ayew as well as Valenciennes man Majeed Waris who was on loan from Spartak Moscow.

Ghana are scheduled to arrive in Miami where they will take part in a meet and greet with fans as well as a take part in a clinic/picnic with fans prior to their match against South Korea.

Ghana will debut in the World Cup when they face the United States in Estadio Das Dunas in Natal on June 16 followed by their clash with Germany at the Estadio Castelão in Fortaleza and round out their group stage participation against Portugal on June 25 in Brasilia's Estadio Nacional.

Goalkeepers:Adam Kwarasey (Strømsgodse-NOR), Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates-KSA), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars)

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias-CPR), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege-BEL), Harrison Afful (Espérance Sportive-TUN), Jeffrey Schullp (Leicester City-ENG), John Boye (Rennes-FRA), Jonathan Mensah (Evian-FRA), Jerry Akaminko (Eskişehirspor-TUR), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Midfielders: Michael Essien (AC Milan-ITA), Rabiu Mohammed (Kuban Krasnodar-RUS), Agyemang Badu (Udinese-ITA), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus-ITA), Sulley Muntari (Internazionale-ITA), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough-ENG), Wakasu Mubarak (Rubin Kazan-RUS), Christian Atsu (Vitesse-NED), David Accam (Helsingborg-SWE), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille-FRA), Afriyie Acquah (Parma-ITA)

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al-Ain- UAE), Kevin Prince Boateng (Schalke 04-GER), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes-FRA), Jordan Ayew (Sochaux-FRA)


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